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ID-COOLING NO-9215 Slim Low Profile Cooling Fan High Air Pressure Computer Cooling Fan Low Noise DC Fan 9215mm
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: These are pretty much the "holygrail" (Newegg blocks the correct spelling) of case fans. Obvious pros are obvious.

-Price, Although my fan was included these fans alone are an amazing deal.
-Airflow, These fans must be under-rated because mine seemed to move quite a bit more than expected.
-Noise, I had to put my ear within 6" of the exposed fan to hear it at full speed, no exaggeration. Inside my case its completely dampened.

Cons: Shipping, But patience is the key when shipping over seas.

Other Thoughts: This fan was included with a ID cooling vapor chamber cooler i purchased a while back. I was skeptical of the ID-cooling brand and was going to swap it out with a "better" 92mm fan right off the bat. However, i felt like quite a fool when i tested it out.

I would recommend this fan over any other in its size, why this brand hasn't picked up steam is beyond me. I'm tempted to purchase their 120mm fans for my next build.

ID-COOLING IS-VC45 VAPOR CHAMBER TDP135W Innovative Cooling Solution for Low-profile Mini-ITX/HTPC,92mm FDB Bearing Fan, 
size 97×93×45mm, Compatible with Intel LGA2011/1366/1150/1155/1156
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: For only being 60mm tall with the fan, this is by far the most remarkable cooler that I've ever owned. The Vapor chamber design really shines in this little thing.

I originally used this on a G3258 OC'd to 4.2Ghz. However i moved it onto my 4770k (Originally stock but eventually tuned up to 4.5Ghz. on a separate motherboard) to verify its performance because i couldn't believe how low the temperatures were. Its idle temps for both processors were between 33-35C, pretty normal results for idle, however under load with the fan turned up (its quiet as a whisper) my 4770K topped out at 57C.

Cons: None, this unit exceeds all my expectations.

Other Thoughts: I was a little skeptical of buying this at first because I'd never heard of ID-Cooling and i haven't seen any real reviews online. However, I'm glad i gave ID-Cooling a chance, This exceeds all my expectations.

I will defiantly purchase more from ID cooling in the future.

Intel Pentium G3258 Haswell Dual-Core 3.2GHz LGA 1150 53W BX80646G3258 Desktop Processor
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: The pros are pretty obvious, if you read any reviews you'll see that it can be summed up to two things.
-Unlocked Multiplier

Cons: The cons are also pretty obvious
-2cores 2 threads, it may not sound like much but this is rapidly falling behind for gaming requirements.
-No features like Turbo-Boost, etc

Other Thoughts: I feel like this chip gets lumped into the wrong category, This is the equivalent to a Hot-Hatch; it's a family car that just so happens to be really fun to drive quickly around the bends. Put it in a cheap computer with adequate cooling and an entry level graphics card and have fun with it. its cheap enough for mom and pop, and powerful enough for some games.

However, too often does it get lumped into the "Gaming category" and if your planing on purchasing it for this reason alone you should re-think your decision. Here's why.

Is this the best "budget gaming" processor? Absolutely Not, a similarly priced 760k or 860k offers slightly better performance and its a quad-core. which is becoming a very real requirement for games.

TLDR: Its A Pentium. It may be the little Pentium that could, but its still a Pentium.


Michael C.'s Profile

Display Name: Michael C.

Date Joined: 08/23/12

  • Reviews: 24
  • Helpfulness: 13
  • First Review: 02/12/14
  • Last Review: 07/25/15
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